The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 38 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing SOA 16 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.33% 2.82% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.05% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£550 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £295 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £375 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.25% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.50 £27.50 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.27% -14.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.05
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
366 321 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.09% 69.63% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 160 156
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 58
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -2 5 £575 - 6
Basildon -4 2 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 18 (43.90%) HTML
2 18 (43.90%) CSS
2 18 (43.90%) HTML5
3 16 (39.02%) OO
4 14 (34.15%) .NET
4 14 (34.15%) J2EE
4 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
5 12 (29.27%) webMethods
6 11 (26.83%) XML
6 11 (26.83%) RAD
7 10 (24.39%) RUP
7 10 (24.39%) XHTML
7 10 (24.39%) UNIX
7 10 (24.39%) Windows
7 10 (24.39%) Linux
7 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 10 (24.39%) Ajax
7 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
8 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
8 9 (21.95%) JSON
8 9 (21.95%) TDD
8 9 (21.95%) Scrum
8 9 (21.95%) Content Management
8 9 (21.95%) JSP
8 9 (21.95%) Ant
8 9 (21.95%) Validation
8 9 (21.95%) FatWire
8 9 (21.95%) IBM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) EDRMS
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) DTS
4 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Ant
2 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
4 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
4 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) Architect
3 11 (26.83%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (17.07%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
5 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Integration Architect
7 4 (9.76%) WPF Developer
7 4 (9.76%) webMethods Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Business Solution Architect
8 3 (7.32%) webMethods Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Business Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
10 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (2.44%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) HTML
1 18 (43.90%) CSS
1 18 (43.90%) HTML5
2 14 (34.15%) .NET
2 14 (34.15%) J2EE
3 11 (26.83%) XML
4 10 (24.39%) XHTML
4 10 (24.39%) Ajax
5 9 (21.95%) JSON
5 9 (21.95%) JSP
6 8 (19.51%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (19.51%) WPF
6 8 (19.51%) LINQ
7 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
7 5 (12.20%) Web Services
8 4 (9.76%) XSD
8 4 (9.76%) JRules
9 3 (7.32%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Web 2.0
2 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) UNIX
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) OO
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) RAD
4 10 (24.39%) RUP
5 9 (21.95%) TDD
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
5 9 (21.95%) Content Management
5 9 (21.95%) Validation
6 8 (19.51%) MVVM
6 8 (19.51%) Kanban
7 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
7 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (12.20%) SEO
9 4 (9.76%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (7.32%) Information Management
10 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) XAML
3 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 7 (17.07%) VB6
4 7 (17.07%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) FQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Puppet
1 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) webMethods
2 9 (21.95%) FatWire
2 9 (21.95%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) DevExpress
5 4 (9.76%) Software AG
6 3 (7.32%) VMware
6 3 (7.32%) AccuRev
6 3 (7.32%) JBoss
7 2 (4.88%) Facebook
7 2 (4.88%) Twitter
8 1 (2.44%) Terracotta
8 1 (2.44%) Adobe
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) Vignette
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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